UAA STEM Day

Our team was ecstatic to be able to be apart of the University of Anchorage Alaska STEM day! We had a booth where we explained to the kids about Riley Robot (our children’s books) and our robot that competed in Houston. However, not many people came because we were working …

FTC Kickoff

As the only FRC team in Alaska, we often work to host and help with outreach events, often involving our youngers and other FIRST programs. Recently, we hosted the Anchorage FTC Kickoff. We streamed the official FIRST kickoff stream, before having team introductions and icebreakers. We then showed the teams …

Science Pub

In Anchorage, we have a rich scientific community, which manifests itself in several ways, including a recurring event that caters to the scientifically minded called Science Pubs. At these events, those who are scientists by trade or by interest come together at the 49th State Brewery to talk of new …

UAA LEGO Robotics Camp

Today we spent an afternoon at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s summer camp to talk about FIRST. The camp was coordinated by Tammy, who has been a long time FIRST supporter, and has an FLL team of her own. Lawton, Josh, and Mitchell were invited to talk to the kids …

Reading Rendezvous 2019

This year was the 19th annual Reading Rendezvous at the Anchorage library. We volunteered to lead a booth, along with a few FTC teams. We brought our robot to demo, along with a binary bracelet making station, and two paper airplane launchers. At the booths, we had three activities planned. …

Kincaid STEM Night

Kincaid Elementary recently hosted their annual STEM night, where kids get the opportunity to explore science new ways. Different groups host booths ranging from making slime to science fair projects. Two of our team members went and displayed the power of robotics, in allowing people to drive our robot, while …

E-Week Banquet Coat Check

On February 24, a couple of members from the team volunteered at the E-Week Banquet to run the coat check. We also brought our Deep Space Robot to run demos. Many people seemed interested in it and asked where they could go to learn more. However, we broke the front …

Science Pub

In Anchorage, there is an event among the scientific community called the ‘Science Pubs’ where schedules are made for different researchers and developers present their work and ideas at a predetermined restaurant. We were given the opportunity to present at one of these gatherings, which we quickly agreed to do. …